Gold Could Go Lower, But Floor At $1,180/oz - Jeff Christian

Gold prices are under selling pressure late Monday, and have extended moderate early losses to trade sharply lower on the day. With the European Union and Greece talks looking hopeful for a debt restructuring deal, it has pressured safe haven gold. August Comex gold futures are retreating from a brief push above $1,200 an ounce. Kitco's spot gold price was last quoted at $1,186.00, down $14.30 as of 11:45 AM EST. "I think there is a tremendous misunderstanding of the Greek situation in the financial market and people are pretending or acting that it is much more important than it is," says Jeffrey Christian, director for CPM Group, a New-York based commodities research firm. "At some point it will be resolved and it will be resolved in a mutually dissatisfactory way, that is the way debt restructuring talks work out and at that point you could see some downward pressure on gold," he explains. Christian stresses that he does not think that Greece will provide an opportunity for gold, and neither will other current global economic and political problems, "[N}one seem to be so compelling or likely to tip over in bad territory," he says. Gold has been trading between $1,150 and $1,220 since February and will most likely stay in this range for the next couple of months, Christian says. "When Greece reaches a resolution maybe later this week or in the next few weeks, I think you could see some downward pressure on gold - it may stop at $1,180," he adds. (show less)

Gold prices are under selling pressure late Monday, and have extended moderate early losses to trade sharply lower on the day. With the European Union and Greece talks looking hopeful for a debt restructuring deal, it has pressured safe haven gold. August Comex gold futures are retreating from a brief push above $1,200 an ounce. Kitco's spot gold price was last quoted at $1,186.00, down $14.30 as of 11:45 AM EST. "I think there is a tremendous misunderstanding of ... (read more)

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